World Book Night for Schools

The primary celebration of books and reading for children and schools in the UK is World Book Day.

World Book Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of March each year and 14 million book tokens are distributed through schools which children can spend on specially produced World Book Day books - or any book they want.

World Book Night is aimed at engaging adults and teenagers who don't regularly read in doing so. Each year some of the titles on our list will be appropriate for readers 14 years and older. Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to be a giver.

 

Later in the year we'll be announcing the books featured for World Book Night 2014 and how you and your school can take part. Please sign up to our mailing list here to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

On World Book Night

World Book night strips everything away to the bare essential: the good hearted feeling of a book in your hand, a companion by your side, the best of friends on your road through life. A good book nourishes the soul and gladdens the heart. It lifts you and makes things seem possible that didn't seem possible before. I am so happy that Red Dust Road has been chosen as one of the twenty books to be passed hand to hand, word to mouth, on the road.

Jackie Kay

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The 2014 Books

The 2013 Books

The 2012 Books

The 2011 Books

The World Book Night Book Club

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